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BEN L. COLLINS REPLIES
FORMER MANAGER DEFENDS RE CORD IN LETTER TO THE STOCKHOLDERS. Ben L. Collins, of Spokane, formerly manager of the Western Union Mining company, has issued a letter to the stockholders of that company in which he defends his record as manager against the implied charges contained in a letter from tile executive commit tee of the Western Union mailed to the stockholders last December, and which was published In the Miner. The length of Mr. Collins' letter makes it quite impossible to reproduce it in full, but most of that part of it which refers directly to the letter sent out by the executive committee is reprint ed us a matter of fairness to the former management. In the course of a pre liminary statement, Mr. Collins says: Disappointed, But Took His Medicine "When I was forced to give up my position as secretary-manager of the Western Union Mining company, Oc tober 1, 1923, it was the bitterest dis appointment of my life, disliked to deal In cheap personali ties and quarrel with men with whom I worked and considered my friends, that I decided to take my medicine without a whimper. But on Decem ber 24, 1923, the executive committee Yet, I so joined in a letter to the stockholders devoted almost entirely to a personal attack on me, and my record while coneeted with the Western Union Mining company. I feel it my duty to make answer to every paragraph in that letter, that you may see things in their true light and know some of the injustices I have been up against. "My record, with the assistance of J. E. Burbank and R. F. Collins, while connected with the Western Union mine may be summed up as follows; We sold the treasury stock through out Washington, Idaho and Oregon; drove more than 10,000 feet of tun nel; made a producing mine out of a pro pect; got the affairs of the cor poration in such shape that all the stockholders who wanted to do so could sell at a handsome profit. All this was done by levying only four small assessments of one-half cent each. We would welcome a thorough investigation and comparison of our record with the' present manager's record in the many properties with which he has been connected, the great fight Is over and success seems assured we find plenty of men ready to step in and attempt to dis credit all that has been done and cry what we bave done.' thus After out, 'sec trying to make heroes of themselves of the men The by belittling the work really responsible for success, executive committee's letter was so but that you coarse I have no fear have already figured out Its motives." Has No apology for Advice. Taking up the letter from the ex ecutive committee by paragraphs, Mr. Collins says, in part: stockholders are many of our person al friends whose financial condition was such that thçy dared ndt hazard the possibility of assessments, it became apparent that control would "Among the When pass Into other hands and an assess ment would probably follow, we ad vised them to sell for which we have at prices no apology. Many sold to 33 cents per -share. The same people who advised you to hold your stock and buy more have criticised us for advising you to Notwithstanding this advice be offensive to those with less ranging from 22% sell. may personal obligation to you than our selves we will under no conditions waive our rights to advise you to buy sell your stock if in our judgment or it is best for you to do so. of "Regarding 'previous reports strikes and promises that dwindled into insignificance,' I wish that my record as secretary-manager Is well known to all of you and to belittle all former strikes Is a slap in the face of hundreds holders who visited the mine, among them all the signers or said letter. So far as I know, not a complaint was heard until the letter of Decem to state of the stock ever her 24, 1923, was written. Shipments of ore with gross values of nearly $200,000 don't mean anything to the present management. . . . "In my opinion the 'fair and open minded check* to locate the owner ship of the stock has very little bear ing on its present ownership, for as I understand it the so-called check was made in October when you were ask ed to list your certificates to help in It is known an audit of the books, to the committee that there has been has heavy buying and much stock changed hands since that time. . . ■ ''After notifying you that an audit was to be made in a way and at a time to create more or less suspicion, if they had wanted to be fair to and .frank with you they should have said in their famous letter of Decem ber 24, that the books had been au me dited and found correct. . . Bunker Hill Deal. Hill deal "The proposed Bunker was that we escrow control In bank without any payment down at 30c per share and give the Bunker Hill a lease on the mine for one year Originally the at 15 per cent royalty, this was to be put up to the stock holders only if wc failed to get the ore on the lower level before the $12, A few 00ft borrowed was exhausted, days later we encountered the ore on the lower level and beyond the 30c mark. If anyone has made a cash offer for all or control of the stock at 30c & share I do not know It; nor do I believe it has been made. ♦10 for each letter where I wrote to anyone saying that 'the present management was honest but would not accomplish any sub stantial results and that they would levy heavy assessments.' Here I wish to say that if you will check my let ters written you with the one written by the committee December 2-1. will find they do not check and that many statements regarding my letters are utterly false. The committee has been misled or has wilfully misstated the facts. the stock went 'T will give you Some Items Overlooked. "In paragraph 7 the real motive to discredit is beginning to show. With reference to the $12,000 borrowed, they forgot to say what has been ac complished with that money. We fin ished payment for the compressor, $3400; bought a truck, $500; and with the balance of the money bought an up-to-date hoist; cut a station and raised 50 feet for the sheave wheel and installed the hoist: sunk and tim bered a double-compartment shaft. 165 feet: crosscut 70 feet to the south from near the bottom of the shaft: drifted 100 feet east and found the ore on the lower level from which the present management is now shipping All of the above was dead work. About the $1500 borrowed to meet my 'earned payroll,' the present manage ment forgot to say that a 49-ton car of ore was already mined for ship ment when he took possession and that the ca* was on the track ready to be loaded by Dempsey and Solum on contract and that the car mined by me brought $1980 and that my pay roll was $1365. Subtracting my pay roll from the net returns on the ore mined by me, leaves me a credit of over $600. We had made every ef fort to get the ore and were success ful. In my opinion to first find the ore was better than to make a polish ed outside appearance. This making of a big show before the ore is found has put many good properties in the hands of receivers, that '400 feet of a cave' is quite a long cave? It never got into the papers and I believe the ore cars passed by the 'cave' every day. They may have had to repair several sets of timber in places for a distance of 400 feet as we had often done but this '400 feet Do you realize of a cave' is just another part of the attempt to show you that this magic management is the only man who ever did anything worth while. You will notice in their letter of December 24, where they refer to 'conditions be ing deplorable.' You who attended the stockholders' meeting June 24. 1923. will recall Mr. Anderson's fam ous address to the stockholders where he said, 'Mr. Collins' work as mana ger has been so satisfactory that I do not see how anyone could have done better.' The letter of December 24. represents conditions existing only four months later when Mr. Rossi took the management. How does Mr. An derson explain this sudden change of front? Condition of Mine. ''In speaking of the work accom plished and the ore exposed investiga tion will prove that they are now on the same ore found by me while man ager and that the same ore got wider and longer as they raised on it. ' "On or about September 20, 1923, Mr. Anderson wrote to the stockhold ers telling about the strike made on Ihe lower level. The substance of his letter was that he had personally In spected the mine in order to give the stockholders some first hand informa tion. And that he found six feet four inches of as fine ore as a man ever looked at, or words to that effect. On December 24, 1923, he joined In a let ter representing conditions as they existed October 5th when the new manager took possession, stating that they had "but a shadow of ore to commence with.' How do you account for the conflicting letters represent ing conditions only 15 days later? . . "In spçaklng of the 99-year lease of No. 3 tunnel to the Wilbur Mining company, they forgot to mention that all that part of the Western Union above No. 3 was leased at the same time to the same parties for a period of three years on a 15 per cent royal ty. All leases made by the former management were for 25 per cent roy alty. Resents Personal Attack. "In the last stockholders meeting, June 4, there were 1,886,569 shares represented in person and by proxy. I had the pleasure of voting 736,450 shares of that amount. The combln ed voting strength of Mr. Anderson, Mr. Rossi and Mr. Hanson was less than 100,000 shares. With that kind of a showing and with another meet ing due in June, 1s it any wonder they are beginning early to make heroes of themselves and discredit all that has previously been done. I purpose to be at that meeting, working as T have always done to serve the best Interests of my friends. "I think you can now see something of what I have been up against. T kept still for a long time, that I might not hurt anyone's cause: would have remained quiet longer, but for the made on me In the I have personal attack letter of December 24, 1923. worked hard for many years, going behind financially each year, that I might deserve your respect and con fidence by making good. I will fight every Inch of the way when attempts made to take that confidence and It is all I have left are respect from me. to show for 15 years of hard work. T will try to guard It carefully that T may always be worthy of your confid ence and respect." . . . EMPLOYES GET 44 PER CENT, AND HOW II IS DIVIDED WHILE STOCKHOLDERS GET ONLY 1</a PER CENT. What becomes of the railroad dollar is interestingly explained in President C. R. Gray's monthly talk which ap pears elsewhere in this issue of the Miner. Using round figures only, 44 cents goes for wages and salaries, 9 cents for fuel, 26 cents for other op erating expenses, 5% cents for taxes, 1% cents for hire of equipment and joint facility rents, 12 cents for in terest on bonds und other fixed charges and 114 cents for stockhold ers. In the five years between 1917 and 1922 the gross earnings of the rail roads increased, according to the statement. $1,567,000,000, but, says Mr. Gray, this amount and more too was paid out again, added wages to railroad employes, $500,000,000 In added cost of materials and supplies, $135,000,000 in added cost of fuel, and $122,000,000 additional for taxes, leaving none of the increase for the stock and bond holders. Railroads and Local Business. The Union Pacific system, says Mr. Gray, is one of the most important en terprises west of the Missouri river. Its nearly 50,000 employes, and their $918,000,000 in j sa V s Mr. Gray families, constitute a buying power which is the main reliance of many businesses. The purchases of the Union Pacific system, from firms lo cated on the system, or which have offices on our lines, aggregate millions of dollars each month. Secretary that! The statement quotes Hoover's recent announcement "one great contribution to the busi ness stability of the past year has been the fact that we have had a free and regular and orderly movement of transportation." I The railways are planning to spend hundreds of millions of new money during 1924 to better serve the public, | j ; I j j j [ | COEUR D'ALENE MINES YESTERDAY'S CLOSING QUCTA TIONS OF STOCK LISTED ON SPOKANE EXCHANGE. Asked Bid .05% .07 American Com .. Caledonia . Cork Province . .06 .10 .06 Hecla . Independence Lead .. Marsh Cons . Nabob Sliver-Lead .. Plymouth . Premier . Rex Cons Richmond Cons - Scratch Gravel i. . Silversmith . ... Success ... Tarbox . Ajax .. Ambergris . Alaska Petroleum — Alameda . Benton ... Boundary Red Mt Carney . Constitution .. Douglas . East Caledonia . Elk ..-. Gertie .. Guelph . Hewer ... Happy Day . Homebuilder . Hypotheek . Idaho Gold & Ruby Imperial . Intermountain . Ivanhoe . Jack Waite . Laclede - - Lead Blossom .. McGillivray Creek — Moonlight .. . National Copper . Oreano .. . Ray Jefferson . Sidney . Silver Cable . Sherman Lead . Stanley .. Tamarack . West Hunter Western U Mining .... 9.25 8.25 .16% . 12 % .05% .14 . 00 % .30 .... 1.90 .02 .17 .16 .06: .04% .32 .53 .48 . 02 % . 01 % .60% .65 .20 .09 .04 .02 . 01 % .04 .02 .05 . 00 % .01 .32 .21 .04 . 00 % .02 .01 .03% . 02 % . 10 % .24% . 02 % .08% .12 .26% .12 . 01 % .05% .01^ . 01 % .01 .04% . 00 % . 00 % . 02 % • 02 % .. . 02 % .. . 01 % .04% .02 .75 .66 . 02 % .01 .07 .05 .09 .05 .07 . 02 % .11 .08 . 01 % . 1.35 . 01 % . 21 % "..42 .02 MERITS OF CONCRETE AS PAVING MATERIAL (Continued from Page 1.) Marsh, Mr. Richardson said that con crete is non-skidding while blacktop is dangerous on rainy days, that Warrenite non-skid Answering He said top soon another wears smooth, question by Mr. Marsh, he said the government avoids the merits ot paving. controversy on If speciflca the government tions are all right, will give its approval. Answering a question by Rush J. White, Mr. Richardson said there would be cracks In concrete due changing temperature and defective to foundation. These are tilled with hot asphalt and do not prove seriously detrimental. Local Road Conditions. Thus. 11. Owen pointed out condi tions of road building m this district and particularly between Wallace und Mullun. Here the solid road bed must be widened by making u 1111 on one side or both to conform to speci fications, and this tilled ground is hound to settle. While concrete may he all right in an open und compara tively level country, as cited by Mr. Richardson, Mr, Owen expressed doubt about its being adapted to conditions here. What would happen to concrete when leit unsupported by the settling of this tilled ground? Mr. Richardson replied that con Crete is successfully used under con ditions identical with these here. When the ground settles, as suggest ed by Mr. Owen, the opening is till ed by crushed rock pounded in to make a secure foundation. Asked for his observations in that respect on the concrete paving from Kellogg to the smelter, M. II. Sulli van said there had been no trouble of that kind; and he added that there was no cause for apprehension on that account, as Mr. Taylor, chair man of the board of county commis sioners, had stated that there would be no paving of any kind laid on a doubtful foundation. Vote of Thanks. The discussion closed with the unanimous adoption of a motion by D. A. Callahan expressing the thanks of the board of trade to the good roads committee for arranging for paving speakers for concrete and bltulithic whose presentation had proved both interesting and instructive, and ex pressing confidence that those who were authorized to award the con tract for paving would perform that duty to the best advantage of the people of Shoshone county. I CLARKIA BETTER ROADS HIGH - WAY DISTRICT. FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING JANUARY ?, 1924. Receipts. Casli on hand Jan. 2. 1923 Received from Shoshone county . $ 5,652.00 15,427.63 Sales of equipment . 6,759.25 185.32 S.65 Interest on deposits . Refund on land purchase $28,032 S7 Total Expenditures. Road mainte nance Interest on bonds . 10,500.00 $14,447.00 .$ 3,947.00 Balance on hand at end of year . BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: T. H. Sliobe, President, Clarkia, Idaho. E. J. Gaffney, Clarkia, Idaho. Oral Avery, Secretary-Treasurer, Clarkia, Idaho. Clarkia, Idaho, J; $13,585.87 y 7 1924 F7-21-3t (Seal) NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT. Office of the International Mines Lim ited, Wallace, Idaho, February 1, 1924. that at Notice is hereby given meeting of the board of directors of the International Mines Limited, held on the 1st day of February, 1921, an assessment of two (2) mills per share was levied upon the outstanding cap ital stock of the corporation, payable oil or before the 10th day of March, 1924, to A. H. Featherstone, treasurer, at his office in the court house, Wal lace, Idaho. Any stock upon which this assess ment remains unpaid on the 10th day of March, 1924, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auction, and unless payment is made before, will be sold on the 31st day of March, 1924, at 3:00 o'clock p. m. at the of fice of the said A. H. Featherstone in the court house building, Idaho, to pay the delinquent assess ment thereon, together with tile costs of advertising and expenses of sale. A. II. FEATHERSTONE, Secretary-Treasurer of the Interna tional Mines Limited, Court House, Wallace, Idaho. Wallace. F7-Mar6-5t NOTICE OF TIME FIXED FOR HEARING PROBATE OF WILL AND PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION WITH WILL ANNEXED. In the Probate Court of the County ol Shoshone, State of Idaho. « the Mhtter of the Estate of Jacob Frank, Deceased. An Instrument In writing purports to be the last will of Jacob Frank, deceased, having on this day into the possession of said Pro bate Court, and a petition for the probate thereof, and for the issuance of letters of administration with will annexed to James Wilson and Harold Hollender, having been filed by said James Wilson, Now, I, John E. Sherrard, ex-officio clerk of said Probate Court, hereby fix and appoint 23, 1924, at 10.00 o'clock in the fore noon of said day, and the court room of said court, at the court house Wallace, Shoshone county, Idaho, as the time and place for prov ing said will and for hearing said pe tition. Dated this 6th day of February, 1924. 111 which come Saturday, February .1 state of JOHN E. SHERRARD, Kx-Otflcio Clerk. F7-21-3t NOTICE OF FORFEITURE. To Charlie Catenaro, His Heirs and Assigns: You are hereby notified that in ac cordance with the provisions of Sec tion 2324 of the Revised Statutes of the United States and the acts amend atory thereof and supplémentai there to requiring the performance of an nual labor on mining claims, 1, your co-owner, have expended in labor and improvements on the Homestake lode mining claim, situated in Lelande mi ning district, Shoshone county, Idaho, the sum of $100 for each of the fol lowing years: 1921, 1922 and 1923 amounting in the aggregate to $300; and if within 90 days after the expir ation of this notice by publication you fail or refuse to pay your proportion of said expenditure, namely, one fourth and amounting to $75. together with the cost of publishing tilts notice. >our Interest in the said Homestuke lode mining claim will become the property of the undersigned, your co owner, as provided by law. j j J17-24-2t 1.A WHENCE J OATMAN. Burke, Idaho. Feb7-Muyl5-15t NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS. The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Arctic Mining el Milling Company, Limited, will be held at the oltice of the company, 605 Cedar street, Wallace, Idaho, on Sat urday. January 26, 1921, at 7:00 o'clock p. m. for the election of a board of directors and the transaction of any other business that may properly come before this meeting. GEO. It. HELLER, Secretary. | Daily Quotations of Silver, Lead, Zinc and Copper Wtiich Are the Actual Basis of Settlement The accompanying table gives the dully quotations of silver, lead, zinc and copper as obtained by the Engineering and Mining Journal and which are generally specified in smelter contracts as the basis of settlement. The quotations are generally based on sales as made and reported by producers and agencies, and represent the value of the metals reduced to the basis of New York und St. Louis, cash. The price of silver is in cents per ounce and of all other metals in cents per pound. Copper is commonly sold "de livered," which means that seller pays the freight from the refinery to the buyer's destination. Quotations are for Brime Western brands: Lead Zinc St. L. firstname.lastname@example.org Silver N. Y. 61 Vi 62 % 62% Copper Electro 12.20 12.25 12.25 12.25 @12.375 email@example.com 12.375® 12.625 N. Y. January St. L. 8.00 8.00 17 8.00 18 19 21 23 8.00 6.45 8.025 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 8.175 firstname.lastname@example.org 6.45 8.025 8.025 8.026 61 6.45 63 Vi 6314 email@example.com 6.50 MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICES OF METALS 192Z-1923. SILVER LEAD. 1922. .65.450 .65.290 .64.440 .66,575 .71.154 _71.149 .70.245 .69.417 -68.015 _68.015 .—..65.177 .63.825 1923. f 65.668 lanuary __ 64.313 I February . 67.656 j March . 66.855 April . 67.043 May _ 64.861 June ._.... 63.015 July .. 62.793 August __ 64.203 I September . 68.649 October —. 63.818 November . 64.705 December . 1922. .4.700 ..4.700 .-.4.720 _6.115 —.6.420 ..6.745 ..6.721 . 6.212 _ 6.110 1923. 7.633 8.050 8.252 8.101 7.306 7.146 6.237 6.325 6.856 6.831 6.846 7.369 January . . February Mardi .. April . May _ une . July ... August _ September . October . November . December . _6.530 .7.047 .7.163 Year ..... Quotations cents per pound. COPPER Year .. (Quotations cents per oz. troy, .999 fine. «.INC. 1922. .4.691 .4.486 .4.658 .4.906 ..5.110 .5.346 ..5.694 .6.824 .6.548 .6.840 .7.104 ...„ .6.999 1923. 6.815 7.152 7.706 7.197 6.625 6.031 1922. _13.465 .12.864 —.12.567 .12.573 .-.13.111 .13.575 _13.654 . .13.723 .13.748 _13.632 .13.598 .14.077 1923. 14.510 15.355 16.832 16.663 15.440 14.663 14 321 13.822 13.323 12.574 12.727 12.823 Junuary . February . March . April . May . une .. July ... August _ September .... November .... December ... anuary . February ... March . A pril . May _ une _ 6.089 j July . 6.582 August ..... 6.438 September 6.293 I October .. 6.347 j November 6.260 j December Y ear .. Quotations cents per pound. Y-flJ -- Quotations cents per pound. Coeur d'Alene Mining Companies Assessments Levied and Meetings Called ASSESSMENTS LEVIED. Ajax Mining Co. —Levied January 5, 1 cent, payable February 5 to J. A. Havighorst, secretary-treasurer, 714 West 14th ave . Spokane, Wash. De linquent sale March 8. Cedar Creek M. & D. Co.-Levied on January 22, 4 mills, payable February 23 to Win. Becker, secretary-treasur er, \\ allace. Deliquent sale March 24 - Coeur d'Alene Mining & Smelting 5 mills, Co.—Levied November 28, payable January 3 to J. F. Whelan, Delinquent sale secretary, Wallace. Jauary 26. Postponed to February 18. Hilarity Lead-Silver Mining Co.— Levied December 19, 1 mill, payable January 26 to O. W. Lewis, secretary treasurer, Wallace. Delinquent sale February 23 . Imperial Mining Co.—Levied Janu ary 30, 2% mills, payable February 29 to Homer G. Brown, secretary-treas urer, Wallace. Delinquent sale March 29. Independent Copper Mining & Mil ling Co. —Levied November 13, 5 mills, payable December 13 to Otto A. Ols son, secretary-treasurer, Wallace. De linquent sale January 12. Postponed to February 1. Jack Waite Mining Co. —Levied on January 14, 1 cent, payable February 18 to Chas. E. Chamberlain, secretary treasurer. box 2173, Spokane. Delin quent sale March 19. Lookout Mountain Mining and Mil ling Co. —Levied December 26, 2 mills, payable January 26 to W. L. Penney, secretary, Kellogg. Delinquent sale February 19. Moon Creek Mining Co. —Levied on January 17, 2 mills, payable February 18 to Otto A. Olsson, secretary-trens urer, Wallace. Delinquent sale March 15. Moe Mining Co. —Levied November 19, 4 mills, payable December 28 to G. W. Dougherty, secretary-treasurer, Wallace. Delinquent sale January 19. Postponed to February 9. McKinley Gold Mining Co. —Levied November 21, 2 mills, payable January 19 to A. H. Poison, secretary-treas urer, Kellogg. Delinquent sale March 1 . NOTICE OF TIME FOR PROVING WILL AND HEARING PETITION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY, I I In the Probate Court of Shoshone I County, Idaho. [In the Matter of the Kstate of James I A. Williams, Deceased, i Notice is hereby given that Satur day, the 23rd day of February, 1921, at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon of said j day, and the court room of said court ;at the court house in the city of Wal lace, Shoshone county, Idaho, has been appointed us the time and place for proving the will of suid James A. Wil liams. deceased, and for hearing the application of I. E. Williams for the issuunce to her of letters testamentary thereon. : j Dated ut Wallace, Idaho, day of February. 1924. this 5th JOHN E. SHERRARD. Probate Judge. | 'F7-21-3t Richmond Consolidated Mining Co. j —Levied December 22. 1 cent, pay | able January 26 to O. W. Lewis, sec retary-treasurer, Old National Hank Delinquent sale j j _ . ; H, u ' ldln *' fPOkane. 1 j,eDruary 20 ' St. Louis & Idaho Mining & Mil |jng C o.— Levied December 1, 5 mills payable Jani4ary 20 to S . B. Collins, secretary-treasurer. Wallace. Delin j ciuent sale February 20. Postponed to March 20. Silver Dale and Big Hill Mining Co. —Levied January 17, 2 mills, payable February 18 to D. W. Knudson, secre tary, Kellogg. Delinquent sale March 17. Sunshine Mining Co.—Levied iember p3, 2% mills, payable Janu No ary 15 to H. J. Hull, secretary, Wal lace. Delinquent sale March 1. Shoshone Oil Co. —Levied January 5, 3 mills, payable February 5 to C. E. Horning, secretary, Wallace. Delin quent sale February 24. Stapleton Oil Co. —Levied January 26, 10 cents, payable March 1 to A. C. Bixby, secretary, Wallace. Delinquent 'sale- March 18. Teddy Mining Co. —Levied January 8, 1% mills, payable February 20 to J. Delin Kellogg. B. Cox, secretary, quent sale March 20. otto A. Olsson, Wallace, Tuscumbia Mining Co.—Levied De cember 10, 4 mills, payable January 22 to Morton Webster, secretary, box Delinquent sale Feb Postponed to March 10. 184, Wallace, ruary 15. Valentine Mining Co.—Levied Janu ary 7, 2 mills, payable February 7 to Otto A. Olsson, sécrétai y-treasurer, Wallace. Delinquent sale March 7. Wilbur Mining Co. —Levied Decem ber 13, 3 mills, payable January 13 to secretary-treasurer. Delinquent sale February 12. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETINGS. Co. —Annual Mines Ambergris meeting to be held in the Day build ing, Wallace, February 28 at 2 p. m. _\V. B. Heitfeld, secretary. Silver Moon Mining Co. —Annual > meeting to be held at Steward drug ijj store, Wallace, on February 119 at » 1:00 p. m.—Giis Ehrenebrg, secretary.